A forum Friday will bring together interested academics to determine objectives and guidelines for focusing research, technical training, curriculum development, lab orientation, and funding applications on solving economic and social mobility challenges in Windsor-Essex.
Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16, it will be the inaugural event for the Windsor-Essex Automobility Cluster: Academic Partnership Initiative, a collaboration among the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, and the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation.
The forum will explore how to:
- Leverage local businesses for research opportunities;
- Foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem;
- Align research incentives for bi-national collaborations; and,
- Build a venue that promotes the region as a living mobility lab.
Highlights will include a discussion of “Collaboration and a Vision” by panellists Heather Pratt of the University of Windsor, Peter Wawrow of St. Clair College, Susan Anzolin of the Institute for Border Logistics and Security, and Shawna Boakes, a traffic engineer for the City of Windsor. The event will be conducted over the videoconferencing platform Microsoft Teams.